|Rick Perry on Unfair & Unbalanced Fox News this week.|
After Rick Perry was re-elected to an unprecedented third term as Texas governor, it was Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst who gave the more elaborate speech at the swearing in ceremonies. Laredotejas went on record back then predicating that either Perry was going to run for president and this was essentially Dewhurst's first speech as governor-in-waiting or Dewhurst was going to run for US senator, replacing Kay Baily Hutchinson. It now appears that the former is the more likely.
This past week, Rick Perry appeared on back-to-back nights on the GOP's own unofficial network, Fox News. His main objective, of course, was to criticize President Obama in particular and the federal government in general. Now, Perry says he'll think about running for the white house even while his office continues to discount such rumors.
From the Associated Press
Perry, the longest serving governor in Texas history, would bring conservative bona fides, a proven fundraising record and a fresh voice to the field. Even as Perry's closest advisers say he has no intention of getting in the race, he has methodically raised his profile, fanning interest.
"I'm going to think about it," Perry said Friday. "I think about a lot of things." The Texas legislative session ends Monday. That was enough to set off speculation Perry would jump into a campaign that lacks a clear front-runner. Despite the country's continuing economic woes, Obama is seen as hard to beat in November 2012.